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Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

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A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.

Director:

Alfredo Rodriguez de Villa (as Alfredo De Villa)

Writers:

Alison Swan (screenplay), Rick Najera (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfred Molina ... Edy Rodriguez
Elizabeth Peña ... Anna Rodriguez
Freddy Rodríguez ... Jesse Rodriguez
Luis Guzmán ... Johnny
Jay Hernandez ... Ozzy
John Leguizamo ... Mauricio Rodriguez
Debra Messing ... Sarah Rodriguez
Vanessa Ferlito ... Roxanna Rodriguez
Melonie Diaz ... Marissa
Alexander Bautista Alexander Bautista ... Hector
Ramses Jimenez ... Fernando
Manny Perez ... Alexis
Claudia Michelle Wallace Claudia Michelle Wallace ... Tina
Cheryl Hamada Cheryl Hamada ... Dr. Susan Lee
Manny Sosa Manny Sosa ... Father Torres
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Storyline

A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some sexual dialogue, and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Humboldt Park See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,531,664, 14 December 2008

Gross USA:

$7,502,429
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Original working title was to be "Humboldt Park." See more »

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At the store Christmas party, the white liquid in the pitcher changes while being poured. See more »

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Christina Agulara and Katie Holmes were originally cast in roles. See more »

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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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El Molestoso II
Written by Eddie Palmieri
Performed by Eddie Palmieri
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Seen it before....but enjoyable nonetheless
25 December 2008 | by filmguyCISee all my reviews

Sort of a Puerto Rican version of "The Family Stone", this holiday movie may be lacking in originality but more than makes up for it with it's humor and heart. Very talented cast of actors, especially Freddy Rodriguez, John Leguizamo, and Alfred Molina make this family one you care about. I certainly didn't mind spending an hour and a half getting to know them.

My only criticism was Debra Messing who never quite had a handle on who her character was; at first seeming like an uptight bitch but then making a far-fetched complete turnaround. I also thought that the subplot with Jay Rodriguez's character seeking revenge on the man who had murdered his brother was underwritten and overall not necessary for this story.

But these are small bones to pick. The movie ultimately achieved its goal; it entertained me and gave me a much needed reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.


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